Details about the 5.1 Lollipop update have surfaced very soon after the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update was made available on all Nexus devices. According to these sources, it is slated to be available by the end of February 2015; and being a 5.1 update rather than 5.0.2, there are several changes that are pretty noteworthy.
Now that Samsung has rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5, we can expect its other flagship smartphones – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, to follow suit. However, it looks like Samsung will be skipping version 5.0 and roll up the Android 5.0.1 update to these devices instead.
After the Nexus tablets and smartphones have received the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, it is finally the Nexus 5′s turn to receive it. Many reports of the update crashing Nexus 7 devices and causing frequent app restart on Nexus 5 surfaced after it went live, and with this new version of Lollipop from Google, most of these issues – if not all – should be resolved.
Own a Sony Xperia device and wish to unlock the bootloader so you can customise your phone to suit your need? No problem, here’s an official guide video from SonyXperiaDev’s YouTube channel that teaches you how to do just that. Sony is no stranger to being developer-friendly since the Japanese company has even sold unlocked devices directly from their website before, but why sell different devices when you can release a video to teach people to do it themselves?
Good news to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners it looks like Samsung has gotten the Android 5.0 Lollipop update ready for its Galaxy S5. Samsung has just rolled out the update to European version of the phone (SM-G900F) and while it’s not available in Malaysia yet, this only means that the update is ready and should be rolled out to everyone else soon, hopefully.
OnePlus officially began selling its One smartphone in India today, but it will not come with any future software updates. In a massive blow to OnePlus’ operations in the country, its software partner, Cyanogen, has inked a deal with a rival smartphone company to exclusively support its smartphones – leaving OnePlus in a lurch.
At our recent visit to Panasonic’s Toughbook manufacturing plant in Kobe, Japan, we were also able to take a look – and drool over – the company’s latest hybrid laptop in the business-oriented Let’s Note series, as the semi-rugged laptops are known in Japan. Weighing just 745g but packing an Intel Core M processor and running on Windows 8.1 Pro, this is surely one of the pinnacles of Panasonic’s engineering prowess…and surprisingly, it’s targeted for its female consumers.
If you’ve been waiting for Xiaomi to release MIUI 6 along with Android 5.0 Lollipop to your Mi device, it looks like your wait isn’t too long away. In an interview with The Next Web, Hugo Barra, the Global VP of Xiaomi , said that the update will be released by the end of the first quarter of 2015.
Love Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Android devices, but wish you can just spice up the interface a little? Well, the next TouchWiz update might allow you to do just that. Samsung has been rumoured to be working on a themes section for its TouchWiz UI and several leaked screenshots suggests that we might be seeing it soon.